How the Social Media Adversely Affecting Vaccination in the Hispanic Community
The United States and many other national governments have and are spending big on vaccination. Nations like India are doing so despite the negative effects on their fiscal position. This is to curb the increasingly negative effects of the virus.
Why does the Hispanic Community have Reservations towards Vaccination?
Many Latinos understand the negative effects of the pandemic and how there is a need to address the situation as soon as possible. However, it is ironic that these people are refusing to enroll in the vaccination program.
This fact is apparent from the statistics taken by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The Latinos are the ethnic group that has mostly refused to turn out for the vaccination. Some interviews with this sect revealed how information gathered from various social media platforms passes the wrong or unfounded information about the vaccines.
A Hispanic woman who had gone through the trauma of taking care of two members of her family who caught the virus revealed how the family has refused to get vaccinated. She explained that while they understand the need to put the pandemic under control, they do not trust the system in light of various news spreading across social media platforms.
She gave an example of one of the conspiracy theories that have caused reservation among Latinos. This is the tale that the administrators have installed a chip in the vaccines. This means that anyone who gets vaccinated will be under the surveillance of the government.
Also, a good number of undocumented residents in the Hispanic community fear that vaccination will expose them to the authorities.
The Negative Effects of these Conspiracy Theories
The outbreak of the virus has increased dramatically among the Hispanic community. Also, deaths are on the high side as a result.
Considering that the actions of this group have implications on everyone, more must be channeled towards publicly orientating them on the need to get vaccinated without the fears of the authorities taking undue advantage of the situation.